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Where to Buy Kentucky Native Plants (2024)

Updated: Jan 24


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This article is the most up-to-date list of where to buy Kentucky native plants.


The best part?


Each section is listed by county, so you can quickly skip to a supplier near you.


If there's no seller in your area, we include a section of online retailers offering shipping.


In short, if you want to buy native plants for your yard, this is the list for you.


Let's get started.


Check the map of counties with native plant suppliers below. If there isn't one near you, you can skip ahead to online retailers.

Kentucky Native Plant Suppliers by County

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Barren County


Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting


Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting

Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting is a small-scale, family nursery that specializes in native plants for pollinators and wildlife conservation. They have a wide selection of native flowers, shrubs, and trees for sale. While their nursery isn't open to visitors, they offer regularly scheduled pickups in Bowling Green and Glasgow and frequently attend special events statewide. An up-to-date list of available plants, including details about their upcoming pickups and events, can be viewed on their website. They also offer coaching and consulting services for homeowners, farmers, and others interested in improving their habitat for pollinators and wildlife.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Habitat Consulting and Coaching

  • Landscape Design

  • Gift Cards

  • Educational Resources

  • Speaking Events


Contact Information



Bourbon County


Oakland Farm Trees


Oakland Farm Trees

Oakland Farm Trees specialize in Kentucky native trees and shrubs grown in containers. The plants they sell are typically between 1-4 ft tall, and they have over 25 species to choose from. Their website has an up-to-date list of the plants currently available. Visits to their nursery are by appointment only, so you must call or email ahead to set one up.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants


Contact Information

  • Email: oaklandfarmtrees@gmail.com

  • Phone: (859) 361-8474

  • Address: 1608 Winchester Road, Paris KY, 40361

  • Website: oaklandfarmtrees.com



Fayette County


EARTHeim Landscape Design


Eartheim Landscape Design

EARTHeim Landscape Design's plants are grown from sustainably sourced seeds, cuttings, divisions, and sometimes plugs. While their nursery isn't open to visitors, you can order for pickup with the plant list linked on their website. They also offer many services to get your landscape up and running, which you can schedule through their website forms or email.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Seasonal Containers

  • Design Consultations

  • Landscape Design and Installation

  • Garden Care

  • Garden Coaching

  • Speaking Events


Contact Information


Fields to Forest


Fields to Forest

Fields to Forest is a nursery that specializes in native trees and shrubs. They believe in restoring the Kentucky landscape by eliminating invasive plants and allowing native plants to regrow. The trees they sell are typically between 2-5 ft tall, and their website offers an up-to-date list of ones available. Feel free to contact them about visiting and picking out a plant.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants


Contact Information

  • Email: annwhitney_garner@yahoo.com

  • Phone: (859) 221-5361

  • Address: 3374 Briar Hill Rd, Lexington, KY 40516

  • Website: fieldstoforest.com


Michler's Gardens and Greenhouses


Michler's Gardens and Greenhouses

Michler's has been in business for over 100 years in Lexington, KY. They have a great selection of Kentucky native perennials for sale, as well as a multitude of other plants. As a florist, they also offer cut flowers for weddings and other events. On their website, you can order for pickup or local delivery to anywhere in Lexington.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Cut Flowers

  • Local Delivery

  • Design Consultations

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information

  • Email: flora@michlers.com

  • Phone: (859) 254-0383

  • Address: 417 E Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508

  • Website: michlers.com



Hart County


Roundstone Native Seed


Roundstone Native Seed

Roundstone Native Seed has grown and supplied high-quality native seeds for over 20 years. They offer over 300 species of seeds as well as 125 seed mixes. They also occasionally have plant seedlings available. Their regular business hours are 8 am-4 pm on weekdays, or you can also order from their website and have the seeds shipped to you.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Seeds

  • Native Seed Mixes

  • Native Plant Seedlings (Seasonally)

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information

  • Email: sales@roundstoneseed.com

  • Phone: (270) 531-3034

  • Address: 9764 Raider Hollow Rd, Upton, Ky 42784

  • Website: roundstoneseed.com



Jefferson County


Above the Dirt


Above the Dirt Garden Shop

Above the Dirt is a garden shop located in the J-town Historic Gaslight District. They carry a variety of native trees, shrubs, and perennials, and are expanding their selection every year. As a garden store, they also have a range of gardening materials and other plants to choose from. Feel free to stop by and see them during their regular business hours.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Gardening Materials

  • Vegetable Starts and Seeds

  • Hanging and Potted Plants

  • Houseplants


Contact Information

  • Email: plants@abovethedirtgardenshop.com

  • Phone: (502) 290-4466

  • Address: 10104 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

  • Website: abovethedirtgardenshop.com



Jessamine County


Springhouse Gardens


Springhouse Gardens

Springhouse Gardens is a garden center that offers a wide variety of native plants such as trees, shrubs, evergreens, vines, groundcovers, and perennials. They also grow and sell many hard-to-find native plants such as pawpaw, spicebush, bloodroot, and various milkweeds. As a garden center, they also offer a wide range of services for your landscape.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Local Delivery and Planting

  • Special Orders

  • Design Consultations

  • Landscape Design and Installation

  • Landscape Maintenance


Contact Information

  • Email: greatplants@springhousegardens.com

  • Phone: (859) 224-0033

  • Address: 185 W. Catnip Hill Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356

  • Website: springhousegardens.com



Kenton County


Junebug's Natives +


Junebug's Natives +

Junebug's Natives + is a nursery located in northern Kentucky. Judy, the owner, started out 15 years ago by growing milkweed for monarch butterflies. She's now branched out to offer a massive variety of native flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns, and vines, which you can view on her Google doc here. Judy mainly sells at local farmers' markets but can also drop off orders if you live in the area. Feel free to contact her for availability, pricing, and meetup questions through one of her contact options listed below.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Local Delivery


Contact Information

  • Email: judyjunebug3@aol.com

  • Phone: (859) 380-2317

  • Facebook Messenger: @Judy Junebug Gammon

  • Plant List: Available Plants



Madison County


The Potting Shed


The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is a seasonal garden center located in Berea, KY. They offer many locally-grown native perennials and native trees, shrubs, and grasses. Their seasonal openings are typically the second week of April through July 4th and in September and October for the fall season. They also have a year-round shop featuring houseplants and unique pottery in the Chestnut St. Mini Mall. You can visit them there to support them further.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Annuals and Perennials

  • Trees and Shrubs

  • Fruits, Veggie Starts, and Herbs

  • Hanging Baskets

  • Soils

  • Pottery


Contact Information

  • Email: thepottingshedky@gmail.com

  • Phone: (859) 986-2226

  • Address: 508 Richmond Rd N, Berea, KY 40403

  • Website: thepottingshedinberea.com



Marshall County


John P. Rhody Tree Nursery


John P. Rhody Tree Nursery

The Kentucky Division of Forestry runs the John P. Rhody Tree Nursery. Every year the KDF grows approximately 1.25 million tree seedlings. They have multiple species available in bundles of 10, 50, or 100 for sale on their website. The smaller seedlings are shipped to individuals from January through April, during the trees' dormancy period, while trees too large to ship can be picked up at the nursery. Due to staffing issues, the KDF asks you not to contact the nursery directly but instead your regional field office with any questions.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Trees (Seasonally)

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information



Morgan County


Morgan County Tree Nursery


Morgan County Tree Nursery

The Kentucky Division of Forestry runs the Morgan County Tree Nursery. Every year the KDF grows approximately 1.25 million tree seedlings. They have multiple species available in bundles of 10, 50, or 100 for sale on their website. The smaller seedlings are shipped to individuals from January through April, during the trees' dormancy period, while trees too large to ship can be picked up at the nursery. Due to staffing issues, the KDF asks you not to contact the nursery directly but instead your regional field office with any questions.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Trees (Seasonally)

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information



Oldham County


Dropseed Native Plant Nursery


Dropseed Native Plant Nursery

Dropseed Native Plant Nursery offers a wide range of both plants and seeds. They have wildflowers, ferns, grasses, trees, shrubs, and various seeds. Visits to their nursery are by appointment only, so you must call or email ahead to set one up. You can order from their website and have the plants shipped, except for their trees and shrubs. They source all their seeds from local natural areas, and their plants are grown from those same seeds. They also offer gift cards if you're looking to give somebody a gift.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Native Seeds

  • Contract Growing

  • Design Consultations

  • Natural Community Restoration Planning

  • Cut Flowers

  • Speaking Events

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information

  • Email: info@dropseednursery.com

  • Phone: (502) 439-9033

  • Address: 1205 S Buckeye Ln, Goshen, KY 40026

  • Website: dropseednursery.com


Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

The Yew Dell Botanical Gardens has one of the region's largest and most diverse plant collections. Their walkable gardens offer something in bloom 12 months of the year and have an endless variety to inspire regional gardeners. Recently, they have been expanding their nursery and plants available for the public, which you can purchase in their gift shop or order online for pickup. In addition, they have multiple classes and workshops available throughout the year. You can also rent certain areas for a wedding venue.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Multiple Walkable Gardens

  • Weddings and Private Events

  • Classes and Workshops

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information

  • Email: grow@yewdellgardens.org

  • Phone: (502) 241-4788

  • Address: 6220 Old LaGrange Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014

  • Website: yewdellgardens.org


Meadowview Farm & Natural Habitat Garden


Meadowview Farm and Natural Habitat Garden

Meadowview Farm & Natural Habitat Garden is a mom-and-pop nursery with both plants and seeds available. While their website doesn't show the current plants they have available, feel free to contact them for a current list. Visits to their nursery are by appointment only, so you must call or email ahead to set one up. If you wish to support them further, they also have an online store for their farm where you can buy portions of their harvest in advance (CSA shares) for future pickup or local delivery.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Native Seeds

  • Cut Flowers

  • CSA Shares

Contact Information



Rockcastle County


Sylvatica Forest Farm


Sylvatica Forest Farm

Sylvatica Forest Farm is a fully licensed tree nursery, mushroom farm, and botanical apothecary in Disputanta, KY. They offer both native trees and shrubs for sale and a multitude of other fruit and nut trees from their farm. They grow their plants using only natural and organic methods and don't use any chemicals, conventional fertilizers, or otherwise harmful products. Contact Michael and Joana with further questions about their farm or products. Email is their preferred contact method.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Fruit and Nut Trees

  • Apothecary Products

  • Seasonal Farm Workshops

  • Consulting By Appointment

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information

  • Email: sylvaticaforestfarm@gmail.com

  • Phone: (574) 312-8811

  • Address: 812 Anglin Falls Rd, Disputanta, KY 40456

  • Website: sylvaticaforestfarm.com



Shelby County


Ironweed Native Plant Nursery


Ironweed Native Plant Nursery

Ironweed Native Plant Nursery offers a massive selection of plants to choose from. They have native wildflowers, vines, grasses, trees, and shrubs. Visits to their nursery are by appointment only, so you must call or email ahead to set one up. You can also order from their website and have the plants shipped. All of their plants are nursery propagated in north-central Kentucky from seeds sourced from multiple locations within the state.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Contract Growing

  • Referrals to Native Plant Landscapers

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information

  • Email: info@ironweednursery.com

  • Phone: (270) 250-3587

  • Address: 400 Waddy Road, Waddy, KY 40076

  • Website: ironweednursery.com



Indiana Border


Ancient Roots Native Nursery


Ancient Roots Native Nursery

Ancient Roots Native Nursery is a small, family-owned business in Poseyville, Indiana. They offer a great selection of native flowers, grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees. All their plants are true natives that will prosper in their natural habitat and provide for local wildlife. They are open from the spring until the fall, with both regular hours and by appointment. The exact dates and hours are shown on their website here. You can also order plants from their website and have them shipped.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Landscape Design and Installation

  • Invasive Species Removal

  • Online Shopping


Contact Information


Peacock Valley Nursery


Peacock Valley Nursery

Peacock Valley Nursery is a wholesale nursery located in New Albany, Indiana. While they mainly sell business-to-business, they frequently set up a retail booth on weekends in downtown New Albany at 706 W Main Street. While at their weekend booth, they have a variety of native flowers to sell to the public. They will also work with retail customers on a case-by-case basis for pick-ups by appointment. However, they do not allow customers inside their nursery for liability reasons. A list of available native plants can be viewed on their website, or you can contact them for more information.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants


Contact Information

  • Email: peacockvalleynursery@gmail.com

  • Phone: (210) 426-6119

  • Address: 390 Chanda Lane, New Albany, IN 47150

  • Website: peacockvalleynursery.com



Ohio Border


Bean Native Nursery & Consulting


Bean Native Nursery and Consulting

Bean Native Nursery and Consulting is an ISA-certified arborist and native plant nursery in Williamsburg, Ohio. They have a great selection of native perennials, shrubs, and trees, most of which have been grown from local sources. They also offer consultations where an ISA-certified arborist can visit your property and discuss various topics. Plant sales are by appointment only, so you must call, email, or schedule online. They offer plant pickup in Anderson Township in most cases.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants

  • Native Seeds

  • Consultations

  • Landscape Design and Installation

  • Tree Identification


Contact Information

  • Email: beannativenursery@gmail.com

  • Phone: (513) 307-0577

  • Location: Williamsburg, Ohio 45103

  • Website: beannativenursery.com


Keystone Flora


Keystone Flora

Keystone Flora is a native plant nursery located in Cincinnati, Ohio. They offer a huge selection of native forbs, grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees. All their plants are nursery grown from seeds and cuttings, without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They are committed to providing plants beneficial to local wildlife. Because of this, they only carry true natives sourced from local areas, no cultivars. They ask that you call or email ahead to set up an appointment with them.


Products and Services Offered

  • Native Plants


Contact Information

  • Email: nativeplants@fuse.net

  • Phone: (513) 961-2727

  • Address: 5045 Wooden Shoe Hollow Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45232

  • Website: keystoneflora.com



Online Retailers


Some of the native plant suppliers discussed above offer online shopping with shipping. If you're not within driving distance of a local nursery, these Kentucky native plant suppliers are a great option.


Ironweed Native Plant Nursery


Ironweed Native Plant Nursery

Ironweed Native Plant Nursery offers a massive selection of plants to choose from online. They have native wildflowers, vines, grasses, trees, and shrubs. All of their plants are nursery propagated in north-central Kentucky from seeds sourced from multiple locations within the state.


Products Sold Online

  • Native Plants




Dropseed Native Plant Nursery


Dropseed Native Plant Nursery

Dropseed Native Plant Nursery offers a wide range of both plants and seeds. While they don't offer shipping on trees and shrubs, you can order their wildflowers, ferns, grasses, and seeds. They source all their seeds from local natural areas, and their plants are grown from those same seeds. They also offer gift cards if you're looking to give somebody a gift.


Products Sold Online

  • Native Plants

  • Native Seeds

  • Gift Cards




Ancient Roots Native Nursery


Dropseed Native Plant Nursery

Ancient Roots Native Nursery is a small, family-owned business in Poseyville, Indiana. They offer a great selection of native flowers, grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees. All their plants are true natives that will prosper in their natural habitat and provide for local wildlife.


Products Sold Online

  • Native Plants




Sylvatica Forest Farm


Sylvatica Forest Farm

Sylvatica Forest Farm is a fully licensed tree nursery, mushroom farm, and botanical apothecary. They offer both native trees and shrubs for sale and a multitude of other fruit and nut trees from their farm. They grow their plants using only natural and organic methods and don't use any chemicals, conventional fertilizers, or otherwise harmful products.


Products Sold Online

  • Native Plants

  • Fruit and Nut Trees

  • Apothecary Products




Roundstone Native Seed


Roundstone Native Seed

Roundstone Native Seed has grown and supplied high-quality native seeds for over 20 years. They offer over 300 species of seeds as well as 125 seed mixes. They are a great option to plant a more extensive area affordably. They also occasionally have plant seedlings available.


Products Sold Online

  • Native Seeds

  • Native Seed Mixes

  • Native Plant Seedlings (Seasonally)



Kentucky Division of Forestry


Kentucky Division of Forestry

Every year the Kentucky Division of Forestry grows approximately 1.25 million tree seedlings. Multiple species are available in bundles of 10, 50, or 100. The smaller seedlings are shipped to individuals from January through April, during the trees' dormancy period, while trees too large to ship can be picked up at the nursery.


Products Sold Online

  • Native Trees (Seasonally)




Help If You Can


We keep this list as up-to-date as possible. However, if there's a native plant supplier we missed or one we mentioned recently closed down, let us know by leaving a comment below.


We urge you to always support your local businesses when possible. The more native plant suppliers we support, the more will stay open, and the more people will have access to native plants. Thank you.

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Darlene Barnes
Darlene Barnes
Jul 11, 2023

There are a few on the list I had been making on my own (before I found this!) that I don’t see on here. You might add them! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-WwU1jl4mcEtUwUjvhEl_3kERbk0B6MJ9wRP8ahR__Q/edit Thanks

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Zac Gnadinger
Zac Gnadinger
Jul 11, 2023
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Hi Darlene! Thank you for sharing your list. I will contact the business owners soon and see if they’d like to be in the article.

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Hi! Please add The Potting Shed and Sylvatica Forest Farm in Madison County. Thank you so very much for doing this!

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Zac Gnadinger
Zac Gnadinger
Mar 30, 2023
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Thanks for leaving a comment to let us know! We’ll contact them to get some more information and include them in the list as soon as possible. You’re welcome!

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